Questions about upskirting
answered in the UK
Over the last few years in the UK, there
has been an emphasis on reducing the
incidence of sexual assault and other
types of unwanted sexual advances.
And, as unpalatable as it sounds, it is
only in recent times that the act of
upskirting has been considered illegal.
This means that if you or someone you
know has been accused of performing
this act, you will need to seek the advice
of a sexual offence solicitor as soon as
possible to defend yourself.
But, if the first thing you heard about upskirting was when you were accused of it, you may have some
questions about it; so here, a sexual offence solicitor aims to answer some of the most frequently
searched questions about upskirting, so read on to learn more.
What is upskirting?
Up skirting is when someone takes a
photograph or video under someone's
clothing without their consent, with the
intention of viewing their genitals or
Usually, this occurs on trains and other
forms of public transport and is usually
performed with a smartphone. If you
have been accused of up skirting, you
will need to contact a sexual offence
solicitor for representation.
Is upskirting illegal in the UK?
Yes, upskirting was made illegal in the UK in 2019. It is now
a specific criminal offence under the Voyeurism (Offences)
If you are accused of upskirting someone, you should seek the
advice of a sexual offence solicitor even if the accusation is
false, as the charge carries serious consequences.
What are the penalties for upskirting in the UK?
Under the Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019, the maximum
penalty for upskirting is two years in prison. However, the
sentence can be longer in more serious cases or if the offender
has previous convictions for committing similar acts, such as
Either way, be sure to contact a sexual offence solicitor if you have concerns that you are going to be
arrested for this act.